48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



p.m. Former Detroit Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown will conduct book signings of his recently released book, “If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Lions,” at noon Sat. at Von Maur (37700 W. Six Mile, Livonia), and at 4 p.m. Sat. at Barnes & Noble (17111 Haggerty, Northville). This book is a behind-the-scenes look at coaches, stars, successes, failures and more. For information on the book, visit triumphbooks.com/WallsLions.

p.m. Wayne State University’s Winter Dance Concert is set to be performed on the main stage of Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Sat. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501 or visit musichall.org.

p.m. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History welcomes the internationally known creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of the department of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach. His lecture will be titled “Kwanzaa, The Nguzo Saba and Our Constant Striving: Repairing, Renewing, and Remaking Our World: A 50th Kwanzaa Anniversary,” followed by a discussion. 2 p.m. Sat. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.


p.m. The Farmington Players will help you welcome the holidays this season with performances of the comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson at the Farmington Players Barn. 2, 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 18). $16 adults, $14 seniors (62-plus) and students. 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. Call (248) 553-2955 or visit farmingtonplayers.org.

p.m. Spend an afternoon with the kids enjoying a performance of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol,” performed by the Wild Swan Theater. Be there when Ebeneezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits on the night before Christmas. 2 p.m. Sat., Sun. 6175 Jackson, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 995-0530 or visit wildswantheater.org.


p.m. Be sure to see “A Very Electric Christmas,” presented by Lightwire Theater, at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. 6:30 p.m. Sun. $20 adults, $10 children ages 2-12, free for children younger than 2, or $50 for a family four-pack (must include an adult). Inside the Jazz Cafe, 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501.

Jocelynn Brown